Baluhar Baor area is a “Hot spot (a very rich area in biodiversity)” of Bangladesh. A total of 3 major species of Annelids, 20 species of Arthropods, 8 species of Mollusks, 72 species of Fishes, 3 species of Amphibians, 13 species of Reptiles, 52 different species of Birds, 16 species of Mammals, 22 species of Aquatic macrophytes and 145 species of flowering plants (Sub-kingdom: Phanerogamia) were identified …read more
Coastal artisanal fishing
Bangladesh is endowed with vast marine and coastal waters having an area of about 1.5 times more than that of her total land mass. The environment is under the dynamic interface between terrestrial systems and marine systems dominated by wave actions …read more
A view of the Padma near Rajshahi
The Padma is the second longest river of Bangladesh (Hossain et al., 2005). It is the main distributary of the Ganges which originates in the Gangotri glacier of the Himalayan. The part of the Ganga in Bangladesh is known as the Padma which enters Bangladesh from …read more
The Ramsagar (রামসাগর) is a large dighi (tank) situated in the village Tejpur which is about 8 kilometers south of the Dinajpur town. It is a famous tourist spot in north-west Bangladesh under the care of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation. It is considered to be the biggest man-made tank of …read more
Some photograph of chalan beel, an important fisheries hotspot of Bangladesh are published here. All photographs of chalan beel are taken by author during monsoon at Natore and Sirajgong districts.
Fishing by net (Khara …read more
A total of 54 native freshwater fish species of Bangladesh have been declared threatened by IUCN Bangladesh (2000). Among them 12 species are recorded as critically endangered, 28 species are endangered and rest 14 species are vulnerable.
Out of 54 threatened freshwater fish species of Bangladesh, 27 species are found in Chalan Beel (5 species are critically endangered, 12 species are endangered and rest 10 species are vulnerable).
Critically endangered …read more
Partial view of Hakaluki Haor in rainy season
Bangladesh is blessed with huge inland open water resources with a wide range of variations in nature. We have numerous rivers canal, beels, lakes and vast area of floodplains. Altogether the area of this inland water is about 4.5 million hectors. From this, inland open water …read more